When Your Child Isn’t Perfect*

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When she was 18 months old, she knew the names of all the butterflies at the zoo exhibit and could enumerate the differences between a butterfly and a moth. At 2, I asked her to …

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April 09 2014

When I Can’t Do Enough

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Her forehead was hotter than normal, but lower than "Yikes, she's burning up!" Her nose was dripping constantly. "Mami, did you even know that this many mocos could fit in my nose?!" I agreed that …

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April 08 2014

Patience and Tantrums

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The hours between 3 and 7 pm are the worst in my house. And I imagine our family is not alone. When my girls were little, those same hours were bad as well. Any parent of …

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April 03 2014

Divided We Fall

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"There are several things in your life that I'm not for."   That's what she said. "I just can't let them go", she said. "I don't think we can walk hand in hand like we are on …

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April 03 2014

The Old Timer

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“We’ve given ‘em everything they want” he says.” They complained that there was nowhere for the kids to play so we built them that playground. We just can’t get young people in here.” I nod sympathetically, …

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April 01 2014

Grandpa IS in Heaven

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On a Sunday not long ago, a friend and I were having a deep theological discussion. She told me she wasn't sure I was saved because even though we shared the same basic beliefs about Jesus and …

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